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Enemy Mine (1985)

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During a long space war, the lives of two wounded enemies become dependent on their ability to forgive and to trust.

Director:

Wolfgang Petersen

Writers:

Barry Longyear (story), Edward Khmara (screenplay) (as Ed Khmara)
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dennis Quaid ... Davidge
Louis Gossett Jr. ... Drac
Brion James ... Stubbs
Richard Marcus ... Arnold
Carolyn McCormick ... Morse
Bumper Robinson ... Zammis
Jim Mapp ... Old Drac
Lance Kerwin ... Wooster
Scott Kraft ... Jonathan
Lou Michaels Lou Michaels ... Wilson (as Lou Micheals)
Andy Geer Andy Geer ... Bates
Henry Stolow Henry Stolow ... Cates
Herb Andress ... Hopper
Danmar Danmar ... Wise Guy
Mandy Hausenberger Mandy Hausenberger ... 1st Medic
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Storyline

A soldier from Earth crashlands on an alien world after sustaining battle damage. Eventually, he encounters another survivor, but from the enemy species he was fighting. They band together to survive on this hostile world. In the end, the human finds himself caring for his enemy in a completely unexpected way. Written by Dan Hartung <dhartung@mcs.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Enemies because they were taught to be. Allies because they had to be. Brothers because they dared to be. See more »


Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemigo mío See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,594,702, 22 December 1985

Gross USA:

$12,303,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,303,411
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the opening battle sequence, the computer screen inside the Drac ship is actually displaying the structure of a protein. See more »

Goofs

Young Zammis learns English as its native tongue, but speaks with an alien accent. There should be no accent except for the generic American English one with which it grew up learning to speak. See more »

Quotes

Davidge: [after Jerry saved Davidge from sand monster] You saved my life. Why?
Jerry: Maybe I need to look at another face... even one as ugly as yours.
Davidge: So you still think humans are ugly?
Jerry: Compared to a Drac? VERY ugly. But that thing out there... is even more ugly than you.
Davidge: [sarcastic] Thank you.
Jerry: [grinning] You... are... welcome.
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version had been shortened by the distributors before release following negative reviews in the US and was then cut by 27 secs by the BBFC for a PG certificate with edits made to the severed ear sequence. The cuts were restored to the 1987 15-rated video release and the full US version was released on DVD in 2002. See more »

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User Reviews

 
Enemy Mine or Hell in the Pacific
2 March 2011 | by jacamachoerSee all my reviews

I saw the film long time ago, when it was released in my country. Even when I think it is a great sci-fi movie that makes the viewer to reconsider about human condition and prevalence to violence, it is not an original subject. I seriously believe it is a remake from 1968 film by John Boorman "Hell in the Pacific", with two great actors, the American Lee Marvin and the Japanese Toshiro Mifune. The pot for both films are very similar: two enemy soldiers lost in an abandoned island or planet, where they start to fight each other, one is taken prisoner, manages to escape and roles are changed, until they learn to be friends in order to survive. "Hell in the Pacific", a two-actor film, may be seen as a duel of acting performances. However, I prefer to say that the actors complete each other. In "Enemy Mine",on the other hand,the acting by Louis Gosset Jr, is somehow lost because of the heavy make up for his characterizations as a lizard-like alien.Although finals are different, Boorman's final maybe defined as cruel while Petersen looks for a somehow "happy" ending, It can be explained by the kind of emotions that the directors are trying to cause in the viewers. However, both of the films are are really good and I strongly suggest to watch and compare them.


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